State Senate Race
March 17, 2012
Letter to the Editor:
Last month, the RINO Hunt meeting (Republican In Name Only) was held at Denny’s Restaurant on Wade Hampton Blvd in Taylors under the direction of Harry Kibler, its founder. Mike Fair contacted Harry Kibler and asked if he could come to the meeting to defend himself because he had been placed on the RINO Hunt list of Republicans who needed to be replaced. He was given the opportunity to defend his 28 years in elected office, which does not reflect the Republican Party Platform, especially as it relates to education.
Senator Fair has been on numerous education committees. and the quality of education in SC is at an all time low. Our state is spending $20,000 per student, and we are ranked next to last in the country. The Republican Party platform advocates school choice and giving parents the opportunity to select the best education for their child. Twenty years ago, Lewis Vaughn, in the House of Representatives, was talking about these issues, and they fell on deaf ears. With each election cycle, the voters are continually frustrated by their lack of success in improving education through choice. The next election cycle will be no different. It is time for change.
As Senator Fair tried to defend his position at the RINO Hunt meeting, it became apparent that he was nervous and confused and realized the people in attendance were well aware of his lackluster performance. Senator Fair seemed tired and realized that his presentation and his voting record were poor. It is apparent that we need some enthusiastic and vibrant candidates to fight for the improvements in education.
Recently, Chris Sullivan, a challenger of Mike Fair’s in the upcoming Republican Primary, addressed the RINO Hunt meeting and was enthusiastic about challenging Mike Fair and the established RINOs now in control of the state legislature.
Life presents many challenges to parents today raising their children, and education should be a top priority by the legislature. I am recommending Chris Sullivan for the Senate seat now being held by Mike Fair.